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The central and regional offices of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration will be accepting applications until February 28
Commission on Filipinos Overseas Undersecretary Astravel Pimenetel-Naik says the Kuwaiti social media influencer should be included in the POEA's 'list of undesirable foreign employers'
Kuwait social media celebrity Sondos Al Qattan draws flak for slamming the Kuwaiti government's policy to give rest days to Filipino domestic workers
PRESS RELEASE: The employer will pay the visa and airfare from the Philippines to Germany and will assist the employee to find a suitable accommodation
'Skilled workers can fly to Kuwait anytime but the household service workers can fly next week, pending their visa application approval,' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration says Agnes Tuballes could be held liable for referring slain worker Joanna Demafelis to the recruitment agency
In May 2014, Joanna Demafelis left for Kuwait to help secure a better future for her family. She comes home in a box nearly 4 years later.
Reporting mechanisms will be strengthened after Filipino labor officials in Kuwait failed to take action when domestic helper Joanna Demafelis was first reported missing
Senators question why the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait persisted even though the Gulf country was rated as only 'partially' labor-compliant. Labor officials say the rules allow this.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will stop processing and issuing overseas employment certificates (OECs) to all Kuwait-bound workers while the deaths of 7 OFWs are being investigated
Overseas employment certificates will now be processed after a 15-day suspension that had been prompted by reports of irregularities
(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the suspension from November 13 to December 1 is due to reports of illegal recruitment and corruption in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
Here's how OFWs can spot and avoid illegal recruitment activity
The overseas employment contract is a form of offsite protection for OFWs
Labor Undersecretary Bernard Olalia talks about new opportunities and other emerging markets for OFWs
Many migrant workers go into huge debt to pay placement fees just so they can work abroad. But some labor rights groups and companies say workers should not have to pay for a job.
Among the possible jobs to be opened in Japan are for nurses engineers and architects
In the 2016 elections Duterte received overwhelming support from OFWs – majority of whom voted for him on his promise to make working abroad an option instead of a necessity
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration clarifies that no IDs will be distributed until after guidelines are issued
The ID for OFWs is set to be launched this July 12
Philippine labor attaché David Dicang says the situation in Qatar has normalized
The suspension order is premature as the government has not completed a formal assessment of the situation in Qatar says ACTS OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz III
Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says a division in POEA has fixers who extort money from OFWs who want government permission to be hired directly
In his campaign Duterte promised to make OFW concerns his top labor priority Did he live up to his promise?
Checking if an au pair agency is operating legally can be quite tricky
The one stop service center is now ready to serve as many as 2000 to 3000 OFWs everyday
The United Nations labor agency selects the Philippines as a pilot country for its program on establishing a model against illegal recruitment
The Pre Employment Orientation Seminar PEOS is the government s online tool against illegal recruitment and for OFW safety in their host countries
President Benigno Aquino III promised OFWs that at the end of his administration working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity Did he deliver?
The DFA is also offering a courtesy lane exclusively for migrant workers as a way of giving importance to OFWs
Aside from the physical abuses the victim also complains of not being regularly paid her wages
Meanwhile remittances for the first quarter of the year reach 7 2 billion – higher than the same period last year
Remittance flow is higher by 6 1 so far in 2016 says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Al Masiya Overseas Placement Agency Incorporated will pay the hefty fine for failing to heed the repatriation requests of 8 OFWs it had deployed to parts of the Middle East the POEA says
Although potential layoffs threaten the Saudi labor market OFW remittances last December surge by 4 9
The deception illegal transfer and abuse of Filipinos simply looking for better opportunities in the city and abroad are realities that we cannot ignore
Cash remittances sent by Overseas Filipinos are slightly up to 3 7 in the first 10 months of 2015 BSP says
UPDATED POEA reminds Filipinos employed by multinational companies or companies with international operations in Afghanistan Chad Cuba Haiti Mali Mauritania Niger Somalia and Zimbabwe that they can come home for the holidays and go back to their jobs after
POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac says the next president should have a strong stance in pushing the OFW agenda
Good news for 180 000 OFWs in Italy the DOLE is easing requirements for those wishing to return to Manila over the holidays
December is the Month of Overseas Filipinos Do you know enough about our country s bagong bayani ?
I believe remittances will continue to be stable at around 5 for 2015 BSP deputy governor Diwa Guinigundo says
This will be the first OFW driven national campaign Ople says
The Joint Manual of Operations highlights roles and responsibilities of government agencies in serving overseas Filipinos
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz says complainants could still appeal the decision by the DOLE panel
To ensure security for job seekers OFWguru only accepts POEA licensed employment agencies to post their job listings
POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac says plans are underway to fully implement the online application system for Overseas Employment Certificates in Hong Kong
POEA Director Robert Larga says that recruitment agencies need to constantly monitor the situation of the worker